Find or Create Your Internship

Finding the right internship is an exciting process. Most students find their internships through online databases, our cohort internship programs, or create their own through networking. Consider where you’d like to be and what kind of organizations you are interested in and then get started! 

Here are CCI’s Top Ten Tips for finding or creating your own internship!

  1. Apply to internships on Handshake, as well as the connected database found within Handshake: Liberal Arts Career Network (login is your Middlebury email).
  2. Browse other Handshake Resources, such as Internships: What Have Midd Students Done in the Past?, GoinGlobal (includes US City Guides), ArtSearch, and more. 
  3. Check out Middlebury's Signature Internship Programs such as Social Impact Corps, FoodWorks, MuseumWorks, CLIMB, and Privilege and Poverty Internships.
  4. Check out CCI's seven Career Path Pages for internship news, resources, and industry-specific databases and internships.  
  5. Learn about CCI resources and how to start your internship search with a Peer Career Advisor at Quick Questions; no appointment necessary. PCAs can also help you create or edit a resume and cover letter; first check out our guides, sample resumes, and other great tools and resources on the CCI web site. 
  6. Make an appointment to talk with one of the CCI advisors who can give you targeted advice in your field of interest or the Associate Director for Internships for general internship questions.
  7. Research industries and organizations that are of interest to you and then build your knowledge base and make connections by networking with over 7,500 alumni on MiddNet – our database of alumni who have volunteered to offer you career advice and information about their career field or industry. LinkedIn will offer you opportunities to connect with 32,000 more alums!
  8. Tell your friends, parents, professors, and everyone you know and meet that you are looking. You never know when a conversation will lead to more information, a contact, or a great tip. Get the scoop on our networking page.
  9. Use CCI's Self-Reflection and Career Exploration Guides to learn more about your skills, interests, and values, or Spotlight on Careers (in Handshake Resources) for targeted information for liberal arts students about career fields and preparation for entering those fields.   
  10. If your summer internship is unpaid, apply for CCI’s funding for unpaid internships.
    Important: please note that Middlebury does not grant credit or transcript notation for summer internships, so DO NOT accept an internship with an organization that requires that you receive credit or transcript notation.

Internship Credit

Middlebury College offers credit for unpaid Winter Term internships (you must complete an application to request credit), but does not grant academic credit for internships that take place during the summer.